Your FreedomFest conference pass includes a ticket to the Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, July 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Exhibit Hall at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. All events listed below provide an opportunity to expand your FreedomFest experience. To sign up, click one of the button choices at the bottom of this page.


Ask JP! A VIP Q&A with JP Sears

Wednesday, July 21, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
La Croix B, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Ticket price: $50

Are you a VIJP (“Very Important JP Person”)? Join JP Sears for a private Q&A session – ask him anything! Receive your autographed copy of JP’s book “How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 ½ Steps to Spiritual Superiority” upon arrival, and then enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you mix and mingle. Then JP will lead an uproarious 30 mins of question and answer – we don’t know what you’ll ask and we don’t know what he’ll say! Limited to 100 attendees only.

Thursday, July 22

The 1776 Project: Why it's Important to America with Dr. Larry Arnn

Thursday, July 22, 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Black Hills Ballroom, Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza
Ticket price: $65

Join Dr Larry Arnn, the bold president of Hillsdale College, as he discusses an insider view of the powerful “1776 Project” and the ramifications the debate about the origins of America have on society today. Include three-course luncheon and complimentary copy of “The 1776 Project” booklet.

My Most Outrageous Interviews from The Rubin Report
(The Stories You’ve Never Heard)
with Dave Rubin

Thursday, July 22, 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Dakota B, Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza
Ticket Price: $65

Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch while Dave Rubin regales you with the insider stories of The Rubin Report, including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and favorite interview moments! Plus, Dave will answer your questions as part of this private luncheon opportunity.

Anthem Masterclass and Reception

Thursday, July 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Yesterday’s Ballroom, Hotel Alex Johnson
Ticket price: $75

Meet the directors of our Anthem Films, and participate in a Master Class that will help you become a more insightful viewer, filmmaker and writer. You’ll learn how expert directors use subtle cues such as lighting, music, exposition and gesture to create more authentic characters in their films. Everyone is working on a screenplay, right? Learn how to make yours more authentic by attending our master class. Hosted at the historic Hotel Alex Johnson in the elegant Yesterday’s Ballroom, just across the street from the Elks Theatre and the 2021 Anthem Film Festival.

Friday, July 23

Ask Dr Drew! Your Chance to Go One-on-One with America’s Doctor and Ask Him Anything! With Dr. Drew Pinsky

Friday, July 23, 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Black Hills Ballroom, Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza
Tickets: $65

There’s no question that America’s Doctor can’t handle! Dr. Drew will share a few of his most memorable interview moments and then open up the floor so you can ask your very best questions – from celebrity scandals to health issues – this session is sure to be entertaining and informative. Enjoy a delicious three-course private luncheon with Dr. Drew.

The FreedomFest Players Comedy and Karaoke Variety Show

Friday, July 23, 8pm – ??
Backroom Events Stage, Hay Camp Brewery
Tickets: $25

Get ready to laugh and sing! The night begins with ticketed-access only for our very own comedy special featuring Dave Smith, Lou Perez and Grover Norquist, hosted by Brittany Hunter, maybe with a few surprise guests! Then the room opens up for the karaoke after-party. All are welcome to belt it out. The Hay Camp Brewery features a wide variety of craft beers and ciders you are sure to enjoy. Space is limited, so get your tickets now.

Saturday, July 24

My Favorite Puzzles & Paradoxes in Money and the Economy with Mark Skousen

Saturday, July 24, 7:30 – 8:30 am
Dakota 1, Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza
Tickets: $50 

Nothing starts your day like a good riddle! Enjoy a delicious full gourmet breakfast with economist and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen as he leads you through some of his favorite economic conundrums. Will you figure them out or will you get stumped? Plus, ask some of your own in this private breakfast event!

A Conversation with Tom Woods: From Contra Krugman to Classical Liberalism, and Everything In-Between

Saturday, July 24, 1:10 – 2:00 pm
Black Hills Ballroom, Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza
Tickets: $65

Start your afternoon off right with a scintillating conversation and delicious lunch with Tom Woods. Tom will share insights and personal stories about his radio show, his popular Contra Krugman podcast, along with his deeply-held views and philosophy about where we are headed as a country. Ask your questions in this private event. Full gourmet lunch included.

Saturday Night Farewell Extravaganza

Saturday, July 24, 6:00 pm
Barnett Arena, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Tickets: $125

Conclude your epic FreedomFest 2021 experience with a sumptuous banquet dinner and live entertainment! Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the arena’s VIP section before world-class performance group Brulé takes the stage for an electrifying show of traditional Native American dancers and instrumentation. Socialize over a plated three-course meal and cheer on the winners of the Anthem Film Festival awards. Share some laughs during Dave Smith’s stand-up comedy act and dance the night away to the Double Divas live band. (An entertainment-only option is available for $50.)

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